New Pregnancy Physical Activity Guidelines – Megan Mansell AEP

Canada has recently released new guidelines for physical activity throughout pregnancy. There have previously been very mixed messaged provided to women during pregnancy that date back to old recommendations from 1994. In 2015 recommendations were released that showed exercise during pregnancy was safe for women absent of contraindications. These new recommendations continue along the lines…

Post-activation Potentiation.

  Post-activation Potentiation is induced by a voluntary conditioning contraction, this contraction is typically performed at a maximal or near maximal intensity. The reason for performing this type of contraction in a workout is because it has consistently been shown to increase both peak force and rate of force development during subsequent twitch contractions. In…

Exercise for You

Everyone is different, has different likes and dislikes and the same applies to what types of exercise we chose to participate in. There are several reasons why we participate in exercise. These can be influenced depending on what we desire to achieve through participation, and our underlying goals and motivations. Some people exercise for: •…

Women’s Health

Earlier this month was Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week. During that week, there were daily posts highlighting different aspects of women health and exercise. If you take one thing away from all that information, it’s the importance of individualisation, listening to your body, and surrounding yourself with health professionals that are going to work with…

Vision Sports Science Holiday Program is Back!!

Vision Sports Science is a leader in athletic development. Our university qualified sport and exercise scientists have created youth development programs that increase speed and agility, decrease injury rate, improve strength, challenge the mind and of course have fun while doing it! Our Holiday Program follows this great formula and keeps your children active during…

Blue September

With the transition from Winter to Spring on the first of the month we have also entered Blue September which aims to raise awareness for Men’s Cancers. With 22,000 Australian men losing their life to cancer each year, it is of the utmost importance that we understand key factors in helping to reduce Cancer risk.…

Strength Training for Junior Athletes

We get questions all the time about strength training for junior athletes. Is strength training safe? Will it harm my child? Will they get too big? Will it stunt their growth? The answers to those questions are yes and no. Yes, strength training is safe for youth to participate in, but only when the session…